Anthony J. Franchini

Anthony John Franchini (August 2, 1898 – September 17, 1997) was an American guitarist, most known for his Hawaiian guitar partnership with Frank Ferera, making him one of the most-recorded musicians of all time. After his time with Ferera, his career was remarkably varied, playing with symphony orchestras and country and western bands, often simultaneously, and also working in additional genres before retiring in his mid 90s.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 2nd, 1898 (Naples), Died September 17th, 1997 (Las Vegas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, steel guitar, leader, session supervisor, composer, songwriter, instrumentalist, piano, violin

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 217 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23827 10-in. 3/8/1920 Wild flower Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-23828 10-in. 3/8/1920 'O sole mio Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-23862 10-in. 3/19/1920 Alabama moon Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24057 10-in. 5/14/1920 Hawaiian twilight Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24058 10-in. 5/14/1920 One-two-three-four Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24121 10-in. 4/12/1920 Beautiful Hawaii Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24122 10-in. 4/12/1920 Bright moon waltz Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24578 10-in. 11/24/1920 Hawaiian nights Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-24579 10-in. 11/24/1920 Let the rest of the world go by Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25068 10-in. 5/2/1921 Isle of Paradise Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25069 10-in. 5/2/1921 Drowsy head Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25444 10-in. 6/28/1921 Sweet Hawaiian girl of mine Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25445 10-in. 6/28/1921 Dreamy paradise Hawaiian Trio Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25446 10-in. 6/30/1921 Honolulu honey Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25447 10-in. 6/30/1921 Drowsy waters Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25455 10-in. 7/7/1921 Somewhere in Honolulu Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25484 10-in. 9/7/1921 Dream kiss Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25485 10-in. 9/7/1921 Somewhere in Honolulu Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25655 10-in. 10/18/1921 Kawaihau waltz Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25656 10-in. 10/18/1921 Hawaiian melodies Frank Ferera ; Anthony J. Franchini Guitar duet (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25692 10-in. 11/4/1921 Ka-lu-a Paul Whiteman Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-25931 10-in. 1/3/1922 Ka-lu-a Edna Brown ; Elliott Shaw Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra and 2 guitars (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29704 10-in. 3/13/1924 Sad Hawaiian sea Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29705 10-in. 3/13/1924 Hula hula dream girl Hilo Hawaiian Orchestra Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor B-29760 10-in. 4/1/1924 Morena mía Jorge Añez ; Alcides Briceño Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 217 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Franchini, Anthony J.," accessed March 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

Franchini, Anthony J.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111629.

"Franchini, Anthony J.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 March 2021.

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